Speaker bid by Ohio’s Jordan defeated on House floor. Here’s how Valley reps voted.

A few Republicans sought to restore the gavel to Speaker Emeritus Kevin McCarthy (R–Bakersfield).

Rep. Jim Jordan’s (R–Ohio) first bid for the House Speakership failed on Tuesday morning, with 18 GOP defections and additional abstentions sinking his bid.

Here’s how locals voted:


  • Rep. Jim Costa (D–Fresno): Hakeem Jeffries (D–N.Y.)
  • Rep. Josh Harder (D–Tracy): Hakeem Jeffries (D–N.Y.)
  • Rep. John Duarte (R–Modesto): Jim Jordan (R–Ohio)
  • Speaker Emeritus Kevin McCarthy (R–Bakersfield): Jim Jordan (R–Ohio)
  • Tom McClintock (R–Elk Grove): Jim Jordan (R-Ohio)
  • Rep. David Valadao (R–Hanford): Jim Jordan (R–Ohio)

McCarthy support still out there: Four GOP members, Reps. Don Bacon (R–Neb.) Lori Chavez-DeRemer (R–Ore.) Jen Kiggins (R–Va.), Mike Lawler (R–N.Y.), voted to restore McCarthy to the gavel.

  • Rep. Jake Ellzey (R–Texas) cast a lone vote to name Rep. Mike Garcia (R–Santa Clarita) as Speaker.

What they’re saying: Following the vote, Duarte issued a statement urged his colleagues to come together and elect a speaker.

  • “This race is not the place for representatives to pursue their individual agendas,” Duarte said. “Rather, we should be focused on the common interests of the American people. Let’s unite as a conference and pick a speaker so that we can go back to conducting legislation on behalf of the people. It’s what we were all sent here to do.”
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